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increased 1.8%, while median salaries in Canadian university libraries increased to $82,251(Canadian dollars,
see Table 4).6 The sharp difference in the exchange rates between 2009–2010 (1.1667 Canadian per US dollar) and
2010–2011 (1.0556 Canadian per US dollar) contributed to these changes.
The median beginning salary (BPS) for university ARL librarians rebounded back to 2008–2009 levels to
$44,004 in 2010–2011 (see Table 2). Table 6 shows that nonuniversity librarians also experienced increases in their
median and beginning salaries in 2010–2011, which increased to $95,020 and $51,135, respectively.
Readers are reminded that these data reflect only salaries, and that there are other compensation issues which
may have influenced the pattern of salaries in various institutions. In addition, a highly standardized structure
for capturing data has been used, which may portray results in a way that cannot be fully representative of a
local situation.
Martha Kyrillidou
Shaneka Morris
Association of Research Libraries
September 30, 2011
6 The source for Canadian CPI data is Table 5: The Consumer Price Index for Canada (All-Items, Not Seasonally Adjusted, Historical Data) published
in The Daily, a Statistics Canada publication, available online at http://www.statcan.gc.ca/pub/62-001-x/2009010/t040-eng.htm.
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